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Harman Professional Solutions announces new Italian distribution partners

Harman Professional Solutions has announced new partnerships with Exhibo S.p.A. and Adagio Italia for audio distribution responsibilities in Italy. Exhibo will take responsibility for JBL Professional, Crown, Soundcraft, BSS, Lexicon and dbx branded products alongside its current distribution of Martin lighting, while Adagio has been appointed for distribution of AKG.

Effective January 1, 2024, Exhibo S.p.A. and Adagio Italia will take over the sales and services of all Harman Professional brands audio brands from Leading Technologies.

Located in Milan, Exhibo is well-equipped to provide Italian customers and integrators with premium service and high-level expertise on Harman products. Located in San Benedetto del Tronto, Adagio Italia will harness its strengths in the retail, live and recording markets to connect the AKG brand even more closely with its customers.

These partnerships are a major step forward in Harman’s mission to reach more customers than ever and provide best-in-class audio solutions throughout all of Europe.

“I am delighted to see these new partnerships in Italy,” said Mark Bailey, Harman Professional’s director of audio for the EMEA region. “Leveraging Exhibo’s 60+ years of experience along with the strength of the Harman Pro portfolio provides a unique opportunity in the Italian market across retail, installation and touring. In addition, Adagio Italia’s strength in the recording and retail markets will take our iconic AKG brand to new heights.”

Leading Technologies will continue to supply Harman Professional products through December 31, 2023.

To ensure a smooth and natural transition, representatives from Exhibo and Adagio Italia will be contacting Italian customers in advance of the January 1 start date. Starting today, customers can work directly with Exhibo and Adagio to set up accounts, establish credit lines, meet personnel and more.

“Harman Professional thanks Leading Technologies for their many years of hard work and dedication to our brands, and we wish them well in their ongoing business,” says Bailey. “We look forward to collaborating with Exhibo and Adagio Italia to further develop the Italian market in the New Year.